Seafood Creole Gumbo Time!

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by meateater, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I was watching the Waterboy the other day and got a craving for Creole Gumbo, so here’s what I came up with. First off I made 1# of Black Eyed peas that I soaked overnight, drained, cooked and set off to the side. Then I started on my Roux (Cajun Napalm). One stick of butter and 1 1/2 cup of flour and olive oil till I got the right mixture and let it cook to a caramel color, I don’t like it to dark of a taste. Then I added some minced garlic, tomato paste, CBP and home made smoked chicken stock I made the day before along with some dried rosemary & thyme. Meanwhile I had the Trinity (Celery, Onion, Bell pepper) sautéing for a little bit before adding to the Roux, now it simmers for a while until nice and soft. Then I broke out the Amaze-N smoker and loaded it with Cherry & Maple dust and smoked the Scallops & Shrimp. The sausage (Farmer Johns) hot Louisiana was sliced and pan fried since it was already smoked. Then I plated over a bed of rice I made with the smoked chicken stock and added the last special ingredient, you will have to scroll down to the last pic to see what it was. Enjoy! 

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  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow, does that ever look tasty!!!

    That will definitely stimulate the Water Boy's Medulla Oblongata !!!!

    Bear
     
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    That looks waaayyy delicious!!

      Craig
     
  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Home made from scratch.  Great job.  I thought I was the only one who made smoked chicken stock.  LOL

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  5. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That looks great sir! Well, except for the critters with the eyes, made me a little skeered. [​IMG]  It must be a good day for gumbo, I made one with chicken and just got done eating some.
     
  6. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That does look quite good, well done meateater!
     
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Thanks yall, I'll be enjoying this for a few days. [​IMG]
     
  8. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Hmmmmmm?

     Looks good but i have never heard of Black eyed peas in gumbo or scallops.

    Here's a lil tip from cajun country.

    Chop your trinity a little smaller . Don't saute the trinity. After you get your roux the color you want then toss in the trinity and keep stiring.

     the sugars in the veggies will caramalize causing the roux to darken a good bit w/o giving you the semi burnt taste.

     Also i have found that for a gumbo using equal parts flour and fat over med heat makes a better roux.
     
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  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Eman, I've been waiting for a veteran gumbo maker to come along. I was looking for andouille sausage but hard to find in my parts. I found some recipes on the net but none sounded like the real thing so I kind of winged it. Still pretty darn good though. Thanks, I'll remember this  the next batch. [​IMG]
     
     
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  10. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Wow. awesome. That looks hearty
     
  11. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Awesome meateater.....[​IMG]
     
  12. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good Meat! That is a fine looking plate of food.
     
  13. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Andoullie is nice to have but just get you favorite smoked pork sausage and cold smoke it for a few more hours. get it good and smokey and use it.

    also look into smoking some tasso for gumbo. I'll try to remember to post my chicken an sausage gumbo recipe in the wikis
     
  14. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Gumbo recipe,  chicken sausage and shrimp gumbo posted in wikis
     
  15. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member


    Thanks for the Wiki, so what is the best oil to use...peanut,canola? Also I doubt if i could find Tasso here, would BuckBoard Bacon be a similiar substitute? 
     
  16. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  17. Great looking Gumbo Meateater...looks like a real taste treat!!   [​IMG]
     
  18. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking meal man! I could eat a bunch of that 
     
  19. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dude you...


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    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  20. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Huh???----"You Hammer Head ?!?!"

    LOL---Just kidding!

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011

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